The RBX-I2000 Robot Controller Makes Real-Time, Pin-Point Accuracy Possible for the Industry 4.0 eraJohn Bernard 2022-08-26
As the first robot controller with integrated time synchronization capabilities, the new RBX-I2000 robot controller expands what’s possible in the era of Industry 4.0.
(Taipei, Taiwan – August 26, 2022) Committed to providing innovative embedded solutions, AAEON has introduced the RBX-I2000, its first autonomous robot controller. The RBX-I2000 utilizes hardware-integrated time synchronization to obtain a substantial improvement on existing outdoor autonomous mobile robot technology, being the first of its kind to do so.
Powering its sophisticated mechanism is the 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Celeron® Processor SoC, which boasts 4 cores and 8 threads for accurate algorithmic processing. Such an advanced processing unit means the RBX-I2000 is equipped with the power necessary for hardware-based time synchronization, which is channeled via an I/O featuring four 1PPS and ToD output ports to improve sensor fusion on two connectors.
The largest improvements offered by the RBX-I2000 are its speed and positional accuracy. By moving away from solely software-based time synchronization, the RBX-I2000’s latency is reduced from the standard 100 ~ 200 microseconds to approximately 20 nanoseconds.
Further to this, its 4-channel sync ports enhance connectivity options and facilitate multiple sensor synchronization, with each port supporting two channels of 9600bps and 115200bps. As a result, the combination of T-BOX time synchronization and built-in Xsens MTi-670 9-axis IMU support allows the RBX-I2000 to use Movella™ Xsens RTK to produce centimeter-level positional data.
AAEON expects that with such an increase in processing speed and positional accuracy, the RBX-I2000 will provide an exceptional foundation for smart agriculture and mining applications, and expand the range of options available to pioneers in the Industry 4.0 sphere.
Established in 1992, AAEON is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of industrial IoT and AI Edge solutions. With continual innovation as a core value, AAEON provides reliable, high-quality computing platforms including industrial motherboards and systems, rugged tablets, embedded AI Edge systems, uCPE network appliances, and LoRaWAN/WWAN solutions.